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General meeting (3.26.13)

  1. 1. Undergraduate Economics Association (3/26/13)
  2. 2. Announcements Guest Speaker: Professor Bart Lipman Abstract: Economic theory is often criticized for being overly mathematical and detached from reality. Bart Lipman, Professor of Economics, BU Economics Department Chairman, and expert in game theory and decision theory, argues that the math is necessary and tat being “detached from reality” is a good thing. Date: Thursday, March 28th Time: 6pm - 7pm Location: GCB 209Undergraduate Economics Association 2
  3. 3. Announcements OECD official: Patrick Love Date: Tuesday, April 9th Time: 5pm – 6:30pm Location: CAS 211 Stay tuned for more information!Undergraduate Economics Association 3
  4. 4. Announcements Department​al Expo at Open House  Looking for Volunteers  Marketing for the Club  1-2 students per date Time: 1pm – 2pm Location: Ziskind Lounge at the GSU Dates:  Friday, April 5  Monday, April 8  Friday, April 12  Friday, April 19  Friday, April 26Undergraduate Economics Association 4
  5. 5. Application Process E-Board President Executive VP of VP of VP of VP of Vice Editorial Information Marketing Operations President Content Technology New President Old New President President New E-Board Members Executive VP of VP of VP of VP of Vice Editorial Information Marketing Operations President Content TechnologyUndergraduate Economics Association 5
  6. 6. Application Process Open Positions Applications 1 Resume Executive Vice 2 Cover letter President  Three positions you would like to fill, arranged from top to bottom preference VP of  Why you want to be on the E-Board Marketing  What policies, projects, and events will you organize if chosen  No longer than one page VP of Operations Time Table VP of March 26th April 9th April 18th Editorial Content VP of Information Technology Applications New President Application Accepted Elected DeadlineUndergraduate Economics Association 6
  7. 7. Application Process President Responsibilities  General meeting presentations  Management and leadership of Club  Setting goals, organizing events, working on ad-hoc projects  Setting, building, and evaluating Club strategy and objectives  Monitor Club overall progress  Amending constitution when necessary Qualifications  Presentation skills are a must  Project management and development of ad-hoc assignments  High level of commitment  Ability to work under pressure and time constraints  Leadership & teamwork are a constant requirement  Communication and ability to manage multiple relationships  Ability to balance the interests of multiple stakeholders is a constant challenge  Improvisation and creativity are and everyday phenomenonUndergraduate Economics Association 7
  8. 8. Application Process Executive VP Responsibilities  Second in command  Coordinate the activities of other VPs  Report to the President  Plan and execute academic and professional events  Treasurer  Constitution & annual reports Qualifications  Creativity, problem solving skills, and unyielding attention to details  Project management and completion of ad-hoc requests  High level of commitment  Ability to work under pressure and time constraints  Ability to reach out to numerous institutions and individuals  Communication & networking skills  Collaboration & teamworkUndergraduate Economics Association 8
  9. 9. Application Process VP of Editorial Content Responsibilities  Preside over the content of the BU UEA website  Head of the Writing/Presentation Committee  Publication of the UEA Journal  Helps set up events and presentations for the club.  Must present on at least once per semester on a specific economic topic  Recommended to write numerous articles Qualifications  Writing & presentation skills are a must  Strong project management skills  High level of commitment  Ability to work under pressure and time constraints  Collaboration & team work are a constant requirement  Communication and ability to manage multiple relationships  Passion for Economics is a must  Avid reader of “The Economist” is preferableUndergraduate Economics Association 9
  10. 10. Application Process VP of Operations Responsibilities  Ensures clear communication between members, E-Board members, faculty members, and fellow organizations  Manage social media posts at least once per day  Glorified note taker during weekly E-Board meetings  Organizes the club data, including participation and member information  Maintain UEA calendar & to-do-list Qualifications  Ability to clearly and humbly communicate with others  High level of commitment  Ability to work under pressure and time constraints  Collaboration & team work  Ability to multi-task effectively is a must  Ability to respond to emails in an effective and efficient manner  Prior experience in Google docs is expectedUndergraduate Economics Association 10
  11. 11. Application Process VP of Information Technology Responsibilities  Oversees structure, design, and organization of website  In charge of media as well—video, photography, etc  Maintenance of friendly UI and updates  Formatting, standardizing, and editing new content Qualifications  Knowledge of HTML and CSS  Organized and orderly qualities are key  Ability to work under time constraints  Design skills—Photoshop, Illustrator, etc.  Photography/video skills  Eye for detailUndergraduate Economics Association 11
  12. 12. Application Process VP of Marketing Responsibilities  Design event posters  Markets and promotes BU UEA activities and events around BU campus  Plans marketing campaigns  Maintains and builds club’s network with econ department, professors, and alumni Qualifications  Design skills—Photoshop, Illustrator, etc. preferred  Connection with the econ department and professors  Ability to work under time constraints  Teamwork & Collaboration  Eye for detail and creativity  Ability to network and communicate confidentlyUndergraduate Economics Association 12
  13. 13. How A Resume Should Look LikeUndergraduate Economics Association 13

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